Barossa Shiraz from the Barossa Valley, South Australia

Barossa Shiraz is the most famous product of South Australia’s Barossa Valley wine region, located 60 km northeast of Adelaide.

Shiraz, referred to in other parts of the world as Syrah, is a dark-skinned grape known for producing bold, strong and powerful red wines. Barossa Shiraz is powerful and full-bodied, with flavours ranging from violets to berries, chocolate, espresso and black pepper.

The history of Barossa Shiraz

The wine industry of the Barossa Valley was founded by German settlers fleeing persecution from Silesia (in present-day Poland). In the 1980s the emergence of several boutique Barossa wineries specializing in old vine Shiraz wines began to capture international attention for the variety.

This led to a renaissance in the Barossa, one which catapulted the region to the forefront of the Australian wine industry and made the full-bodied Barossa Shiraz an internationally-recognised wine.

Today Barossa Shiraz is produced by some of the biggest names in Australian wine: Rockford, Torbreck, Greenock Creek, Turkey Flat, Yalumba, St. Hallett, Kaesler,Two Hands, Ringland, and of course the iconic Penfolds.